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Martin Exterior 400 Projectors Create Fireworks Simulation at Russia’s Belgorod Airport

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BELGOROD, Russia — To bring to life its complex fireworks design element, design firm Heliocity Heliocity installed 16 of Harman’s Martin Professional Exterior 400 Image Projectors at the newly built Belgorod Airport. “After analyzing several fixtures, we decided on Martin Professional’s Exterior 400 IP due to its durability and convenient programming capabilities,” commented Anton Karpun, Project Designer, STK Heliocity. “To create the fireworks scene we ordered a special set of gobos for firework imitation. The gobos paired with the Exterior 400’s extremely robust light allowed us to successfully create a beautiful scenography of dynamic color that can be easily activated with a single button.”

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Robe Pointes Shine At MIA Awards

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BRUSSELS – Robe lights played a vital part of the lighting for The 2013 Music Industry Awards. The rig included 60 Robe ROBIN Pointe and 36 ROBIN LEDWash 800 moving lights for the all-action show that included nine live performances and presentation of the awards. “They gave me so many possibilities in terms of look, colour, etc.” says LD Luc Peumans.

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AV Concepts and Partners Power the Jordan Flight Lab

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SAN DIEGOThe first-of-its-kind training and simulation experience,  The Jordan Flight Lab, allows fans to interact and train with life-size holographic projections of professional basketball players. AV Concepts designed the holographic content in collaboration with Magnetic Creative, and executed the technological design, specified and overseen by Hologramica. 

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XL Video is The One for HTC Events

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BARCELONA - XL Video has recently supplied LED and plasma screens and control for two separate events for Taiwanese global technology brand HTC – the first was for their exhibition stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, followed shortly after by the high profile London launch of the One M8 flagship smartphone at Olympia.

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Apply by April 18 for USITT Elite Training in Vegas

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Elite Training is a unique opportunity for student and early career USITT members to receive tuition-free hands-on training with industry leaders in five disciplines: automation, rigging, sound, projection, and a new category this year, stage management.

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X-Factor Live Tour Rig Includes Robert Juliat Followspots

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X-Factor Live Tour Rig Includes Robert Juliat FollowspotsLONDON —For the seven-week X-Factor Live UK arena tour, which featured live performances by the top eight finalists from the 2013 series, the visuals included two video walls and 59 Clay Paky Sharpys. With all that luminous firepower, the production needed an even brighter followspot. LD Jonathan Rouse chose five Robert Juliat Lancelots, a 4000W HTI discharge unit, and a Robert Juliat Manon as a truss spot.

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LD Systems Lights Long Roster of Country Artists at Houston Rodeo with Robe Gear

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The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, held at Reliant Stadium here March 3-22, included 60 Robe Pointes and five DLS Profile fixtures.HOUSTON - The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, held at Reliant Stadium here March 3-22, included 60 Robe Pointes and five DLS Profile fixtures. LD Systems once again supported the event, which featured a 20-night run of performances by country stars including Brad Paisley, Eli Young Band, Reba McEntire, Usher, Chris Young, Selena Gomez, REO Speedwagon, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band. 

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China's "Light of Wuxi" Relies on Christie Gear for Projection Mapped Visuals

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BEIJING  Christie, and its Chinese partner, Wincomn Technology, helped Wuxi Studio present a 5D show titled Light of Wuxi, the first permanent projection mapping display in China using Christie technology. The light show is presented every Saturday on two buildings and a water screen; the total projected area exceeds 17,000 square feet. The show also uses laser lighting, fire, water jets and musical effects.

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2014 Olivier Award Winners Announced

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Paul Pyant and Jon Driscoll with their Best Lighting Design Olivier Award for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty ImagesLONDON — The 2014 Olivier Awards, marking the best of theatre to open in London’s West End over the last 12 months, were presented April 13, at the Royal Opera House. The Best Lighting Design award, supported by entertainment lighting supplier White Light, was awarded jointly to four designers across two shows: to Paul Pyant and Jon Driscoll (pictured here), who were responsible for lighting and projection design on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and to Tim Lutkin and Finn Ross, lighting and projection designers for Chimerica, at the Almeida and then the Harold Pinter Theatre.

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